ENTERPRISE SKILLS - Teachability, Measurability, and Next Steps

A review of the evidence:  Will Millard, Loic Menzies and Dr Sam Baars

Commissioned by Enabling Enterprise, this research explores what we mean by ‘enterprise education’, and the extent to which it is possible to teach and assess enterprise skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and positivity.

The research draws together a review of the existing literature, experts’ input gathered at a roundtable at which I was present, and interview data taken during visits to primary and secondary schools.

Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning

Volume 2 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education

Global, regional, local and institutional initiatives and best cases, theoretical concepts and models of the free and open education field, as well as results from the latest studies in the academic and enterprise field are all featured in this series.

ISBN: 978-1-78635-068-8
eISBN: 978-1-78635-067-1
Edited by: Papadopoulos, Pantelis M., Burger, Roland, Faria, Ana
Published: 2016 

Social Innovation: A Guide to Achieving Corporate and Societal Value

This report begins by articulating the “why:” why social innovation is becoming an increasingly relevant strategy for companies to pursue in today’s shifting business landscape. It then showcases the “what”: what social innovation strategies and business models look like, what the range of opportunities are, and what business benefits companies can derive from pursuing them. Finally, the report drills down into the “how”: how did companies turn intentions into action? How did they identify opportunities aligned with their long-term business strategy? How did they identify partners, design metrics and devise internal structures to deal with “business as unusual”?

The menu of approaches and framework for implementation showcased in this report can serve as an inspiration and a valuable reference for many more companies to embed social innovation practices into their business strategy and operations.

Supporting technology-enhanced learning innovations

Lessons from three cases of the ELIG Learning@Work Exploratorium Lab

The ELIG Learning@Work Exploratorium Lab drew on the Pearson Efficacy Framework as an operational analytical framework and means to use it within the theoretical and practical assessments, and to evaluate its usefulness and limitations with regards to:

• Scouting bottom-up innovative uses of ICT for learning and how to support grassroots innovators.
• How innovation support might be replicated, mainstreamed, transferred or sustained.